Liatris spicata Floristan Violet (Blazing Star)

This tall, slender perennial features widely branched inflorescence bearing fluffy blooms of purple flowers that are a magnet for Monarch butterflies. The bright green, narrow grass-like foliage keeps its colour all season. Slow growth rate.

Blooms early summer
3-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar

Large flat clusters of tiny dark pink flowers open on fine fern-like foliage; often used in dried flower arrangements

Blooms from early summer to fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Fragrant foliage
Moderate salt tolerance

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Sprays of star-shaped bright orange flowers sporting deep red throats bloom on stiff, upright stems with narrow spiky leaves resembling those of lilies. Best planted in groups of 12.

Blooms mid to late summer
3-3.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant

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This interesting perennial features bright green spears bearing tiny, drooping, tubular yellow-orange flowers that rise atop foliage of strap-shaped basal leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer to early fall
2.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Rebloomer

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This tall, clump-forming perennial features multi-branched hairy stems each topped with a spire that blooms to reveal tiny purple flowers. The foliage is comprised of sharply serrated lanceolate green leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
2-4 ft tall x 1-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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This tall, slender perennial features widely branched inflorescence bearing fluffy blooms of purple, red, or white flowers that are a magnet for Monarch butterflies. The bright green, narrow grass-like foliage turns a shade of rich bronze in fall. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late-summer
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This tall, slender perennial features widely branched inflorescence bearing fluffy blooms of white flowers that are a magnet for Monarch butterflies. The bright green, narrow grass-like foliage keeps its colour all season. Slow growth rate.

Blooms early summer
3-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant

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